The Rope in Your Hands, written and performed by Siobhan O’Loughlin, is an ethnographic illustration of life after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA. With text taken directly from interviews in New Orleans, the playwright performs as 13 different survivors telling their stories as they were told to her. The characters (ranging in age from 7 to 65 years old, and with a diverse background of race and ethnicity) appear in a series of monologues that have been interspersed; creating a character collage that suits the multi-faceted feeling of New Orleans.
Most recently seen at the St. Lou Fringe Festival, The Rope in Your Hands won the Fringe Crush Award for 2015 and was paired alongside St. Louis/Ferguson activist Darian Wigfall’s workshop exploring storytelling in times of racial injustice and crisis. It is currently available for booking now: please click here for .pdf of our touring package and brochure.
Powerful.St. Louis Magazine
Touching, heartbreaking, and ultimately redeeming.NYTheatre.com
Brings grace and humanity to every survivor’s story, without judgment or condescension, but with dignity and compassion.Show Business Weekly
Brilliant.DC Metro Theater Arts
O’Loughlin is a joy to watchâ€¦it is a terrific feat, bringing that many voices to life, but she achieves it, and recognizes the importance of their words.The Happiest Medium
A tour de force.Edinburgh Fringe Review
Dazzling.Theatre is Easy
O’Loughlin is a chameleon, transitioning smoothly from character to character.Stage Buzz